US railway tracking sustainability progress
US class I railway Norfolk Southern has launched a tailored rail emissions report tool. The system provides customers with comprehensive data on the positive environmental impact of shipping by rail, including total carbon dioxide emissions, fuel consumption, and train kilometres travelled. More than 25% of Norfolk Southern's customers have publicly announced goals for carbon reduction.
According to the rail transport company, Norfolk Southern was the first in the industry to launch a carbon calculator in 2008 and introduced its next-generation carbon calculator last year to make it even easier for customers to incorporate carbon into their freight decision-making framework. (ben)